Sikh software student stabbed to death in US

PTI |   Sep 03,2017 , 02:53 AM IST


Washington: A 22-year-old Sikh software engineering student has been stabbed to death in his taxi allegedly by an American student who was upset over not getting admission into a university, media reports said.

Gagandeep Singh, a third year student who was also working as a taxi driver, was allegedly attacked by the 19- year-old passenger he had picked up at Spokane International Airport in Washington State on August 28, NBC affiliate KHQ reported. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office in Idaho identified the defendant as Jacob Coleman, who was charged with first- degree murder in the death of Singh.

Coleman is said to have flown from Seattle to Spokane to start as a new student at Gonzaga University in Spokane, but upon arrival he was denied entry, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

But "he became angry and began to have homicidal thoughts," police said, after claiming he was denied entry to Gonzaga University, a private Catholic school in Spokane.

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